My Goals: IN ONE YEAR Learn to EAT, PRAY, LOVE ... My Way*
1) Find Health and Strength for Me and my Family (Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually).
2) Have a Love Affair and Long-Lasting Friendship with my EC (Eternal Companion).
3) Be Available for My Children through their Triumphs and their Trials.
*As I followed Elizabeth Gilbert's journey through "Eat, Pray, Love" and now as you follow me on my journey, perhaps a world of possibilities will open up for you too. Where do you want to go? Who do you want to be? Me? I'd just like to learn to be my loving, happy self and live long and healthy enough to enjoy the outcome. And you? I encourage you to challenge yourself. What would you like to do next? What direction are you going? Our talents and uniqueness bless our world ... and someone is always watching, always following in our footsteps. My prayer is that our footsteps may always be worth following.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
|The ideal way to get to one's goals.|
|The way I get to my goals.|
I heard once to separate your life into three areas of focus only ~ that your brain can only focus on three things at a time. Then, do the most important thing in each of those areas everyday, that way the three most important things are getting done each day. That works great if you only have three areas to focus on. What do you do when you have oodles of areas to focus on? Each with their very own very important thing to get done that day? Please advise.
Lost in the City
Monday, April 11, 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2011
|Do you see the cry of anguish on Miss Purple?|
Yah, that could be me, amplified by ten. (smiles)
Friday, April 8, 2011
So, the conversation went like this:
HIM: "I get it."
ME: "But, I'm trying to tell you something else."
ME: "Can I tell you something more?"
how to tell you what I am thinking or you are misunderstanding what I am really
saying. I feel incomplete in our communication."
Silent minutes pass.
HIM: "Can I tell you what I think you said?"
ME: "Oh, wonderful! You are 75% correct!"
ME: "Can I fill in the extra 25% for you?"
ME: "Yes. You are 85% there! Can I tell you about the other 15%?"
Now, my communication was 100% complete with him. My frustration was heard. My concerns understood. A solution found. My surprise revealed. The potential stalemate had been abated. We were so proud of ourselves!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
|My very first attempt at a Zentango.|
by Lauri L. Egan © 6 APR 2010
|My daughter Kayli's Zentango the same day.|
"Mom, you don't know how to do this? Jeez!"
by Kayli Rose Bredsguard © 6 APR 2010
Kayli wants to know if you can see the duck.
|"Kayli and Mom in the ER (Emergency Room) for Meds"|
by Lauri L. Egan © 6 APR 2010
CLICK on the picture to enlarge it
so you can see Kayli and me in the middle (smiles)
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
|This is from my favorite scene. It's called "Undecided".|
I loved this movie! The whole thing was great, but I do have my favorite part. That scene hit way too close to home. To see it, CLICK on the following link:
* I understand there may be some technical difficulties seeing the clip. If you are in that situation please do the following: If the video clip does not automatically come on after the baby commercial then look directly to the right of the commercial box to the "Spotlight" box. Inside there you will see the Tangled clip called "Undecided". Click on that and the video should play. it is 45 seconds long, but hysterical... at least to me. (smiles)
Monday, April 4, 2011
May my heart be full of compassion and my eyes and ears always be open to those around me, especially my family. They are who I want to be with forever. They are my primary responsibility.
What if we added this motto? "We Have Compassion for Each Other in This Joint!" How would our home lives be different if we bore each other's burdens instead of worrying so much about our own?
Thanks for the Lesson, Joe. (smiles)
Saturday, April 2, 2011
|Which relationship could you do better?|
Your parents, brothers, sisters, spouse, children, friends?
Your neighbors, boss, co-workers, clients, students?
~ If it's to be, it's up to me. ~
I want to share with you something that has been an important part of my growth over the past years: Acceptance Means No Judgment. To truly get along with someone, I think accepting them is the best method. We really have no way of changing a person to be who we want them to be. Nagging doesn't work. Being angry doesn't work. Criticizing doesn't work. Punishment and belittlement don't work. At the contrast to that, even loving them doesn't work. We are each free to be who we want to be. That freedom allows each of us the liberty to be obedient and/or disobedient, to find our own pathway through life, and to experience our own consequences. Those who stand in judgment only hinder the relationship that they are so badly trying to protect. Relationships aren't built on control. They are built on acceptance.